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Thirty years ago today, Scarborough entered a new chapter in its public transit history that was proclaimed at the time as the greatest day in its history.
Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks at Forest Hill's Holy Blossom Temple in March 1962.
One cockle-doodle-doo of a 19th-century novelty act.
Our first prime minister made his last great speech in Toronto in 1891.
Revisiting Toronto's original taco craze, when jalapenos were a delicacy.
Thousands of women work in Scarborough's munitions plant during World War II.
At one time, Toronto was a bastion of Hungarian cuisine, especially in the "Goulash Archipelago."
The bones of 500 First Nations people are found in a centuries-old Scarborough burial pit.
As Star Trek came to an end in 1969, the actor promoted a futuristic CNE attraction.
Frederick Denison leads Canadians into battle with Mahdist Sudan in 1884.
A review of Jordan St. John's Lost Breweries of Toronto.
As Xtra winds down its print edition, a look at the pioneering gay journal that spawned it.
A look at valentine trends throughout history that made Toronto swipe right.
Leonard and Gwendolyn Johnston's venerable black-culture bookstore.
Using old South stereotypes to sell a 1960s family dining chain.
Before finding fame for his tales of the supernatural, a young Algernon Blackwood struggled to find success in Toronto.
We revisit the club that brought nightlife to the deepest edge of downtown, welcomed legends like the Ramones and Beastie Boys, and transformed resident DJ Chris Sheppard into a globe-trotting superstar.